Don’t tell me to smile* mask


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A few weeks ago, we noticed a post from Busy Phillips with a feminist hot take on mask wearing:

NOT ONE MAN TOLD ME TO SMILE IN PUBLIC TODAY.  And ALSO no one can comment telling me how much prettier I am when I smile and I guess that is now my second favorite thing about wearing masks in public  My number one is PROTECTING MYSELF AND OTHERS FROM COVID-19!!

We got inspired and our “don’t tell me to smile” masks were born!!”

The many inequalities women face have been exacerbated and laid bare by the COVID_19 pandemic.  We wanted to highlight issues important to us as staff and SJSOWC members through our #Don’tTellMeToSmile campaign.  Check out our social media and join the movement!  @sjsowc

*Please note: contactless pick-up available at the St. John’s Women’s Centre, 170 Cashin Ave Ext, Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30-4:30 starting July 13

These masks are locally made and come in purple and grey.

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purple, grey